Floods following Tropical Cyclone Seroja have devastated parts of Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The death toll is rising and thousands are now homeless. Baptist World Aid is working with our Indonesian partner and as part of joint response with other organisations. Please give generously to help the people of Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

UPDATE – Recent and ongoing humanitarian crises from around the world:

  • Heavy rains following Tropical Cyclone Seroja have resulted in significant flooding across Indonesia and Timor-Leste. More than 150 are now reported dead and thousands are homeless as the floods have decimated towns and villages
  • Mass protests in Myanmar have resulted in civil unrest with many people killed and arrested. The protests were sparked when elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was deposed by the military on 1 February. More than 100 people were killed by the military on 27 March alone
  • March 2021 marked the tenth year of the Syrian Civil War. It remains the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. More than 5.5 million Syrians have fled the country seeking refuge in neighbouring countries including Lebanon. A further 6.1 million people remain displaced within Syria.

We’re grateful for your partnership, prayers and support. For as 1 Corinthians 12:26 says, ‘If one member of Christ’s body suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together.’

*Updated 9th April 2021

Some of the world’s poorest communities live in the most disaster-prone areas. Poverty makes these families more vulnerable to disasters because they can’t protect themselves. And, after a disaster, they lack the resources to respond and rebuild effectively. It’s a vicious cycle.

And now, in this time of global pandemic, these families have become more vulnerable still. Because how can you stay safe at home when your only shelter is a flimsy tarpaulin? And how can you wash your hands when you haven’t got soap or clean water?

Your gift to the Disaster Action Fund now… means an urgent and effective response when disasters like the coronavirus pandemic strike in the future.

And because the destruction caused by any disaster (but especially this one) halts development in communities for years at a time, your generosity will also help to rebuild communities after the initial emergency response. And prepares at-risk families to survive future disasters, too.

Even the most conservative estimates suggest that $1 invested to help families prepare for disaster, saves up to $15 in response and recovery after disaster hits.

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